Job no: 508105
Classification: Assistant Professor (F9)
Grade: UNAC Grade 20
Work type: Faculty Full-time
Administrative Unit: University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit: College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Education/Instructional, Law/Enforcement/Compliance


Position: UAA – Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, COH Justice Center Program

This position is responsible for: (1) teaching; (2) conducting and disseminating justice research findings; and (3) providing professional service to the university, to the the profession/discipline, and to the community. To accomplish these responsibilities, this position will be expected to conduct quantitative and/or qualitative research on justice issues relevant to Alaska; design and implement applied quantitative and/or qualitative research; engage in outreach and consultation with justice agencies and organizations; work with other faculty and research staff to prepare grant and/or contract proposals; broadly disseminate research findings to disciplinary, practitioner, policymaking, and lay audiences using a variety of platforms; and perform other faculty duties. The standard instructional workload is 3 courses per semester; course reductions may be granted for increased research or service obligations. Although the university and the Justice Center can provide limited support for some research and service projects, the person in this position will be expected to actively seek extramural funding to support such activities.

The UAA Justice Center, established by the Alaska Legislature in 1975, has a mandate to provide statewide justice-related education, research, and service. The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate and professional education; conducts research in the areas of justice, law, and crime; and, provides service to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society. The Justice Center houses an organized research unit, comprehensive academic programs in Justice and in Legal Studies, the Alaska Justice Information Center, and the Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center. As an organized research unit, the Justice Center conducts basic and applied research related to justice issues in both urban and rural areas of the state, disseminates the findings from that research widely and in diverse formats, and provides students the opportunity to participate in research endeavors. The Justice Center’s academic programs include a Bachelor of Arts in Justice, a minor in Justice, a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies, a minor in Legal Studies, an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, and a Certificate in Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) Paralegal. The Center has very strong partnerships with Alaska’s justice practitioner community and is committed to community-based participatory research. For more information, see the Justice Center website at:https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-health/departments/justice-center/.


All substantive specialties will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates with a specialization in juvenile justice/delinquency, adult corrections, and courts.

We especially encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity present in our community and student body and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures. Preference will be given to applicants whose teaching, research, or service background demonstrates an interest and/or expertise in minority or ethnically diverse populations or in multi-cultural issues.

Required Experience:

* ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – evidence of achievement, or definite promise, in the production of sustained professional growth and contributions of high- quality and significance to their professional or academic field and the University

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – a sustained record of effectiveness in teaching; high-quality and significant scholarly contributions to the professional or academic field; high-quality scholarly contributions to the institution through university and professional service; and a strong record of professional growth with the promise for continuing accomplishment of high-quality and significant scholarly achievements.

PROFESSOR – a sustained record of excellence in teaching; contributions of high-quality and significance to the professional or academic field that have gained the recognition of peers or constituencies outside the institution; demonstrated record of effective leadership in university affairs and in a range of professional service activities; and a record of sustained professional growth with the promise for continuing high-quality and significant scholarly achievements.

Typical Education or Training:

Ph.D. in appropriate discipline

Special instructions to candidates


  1. Cover letter
  2. A detailed CV containing educational history; relevant prior work experience; titles and brief descriptions of courses taught; and research projects, publications, and presentations
  3. One writing sample (e.g., peer-reviewed article, book chapter, white paper) [Supplemental Document #1]
  4. Statement of teaching/pedagogical philosophy [Supplemental Document #2]
  5. Names of at least three (3) professional references and their complete contact information

For additional information about this position, please contact Dr. Brad Myrstol, Interim Director of the UAA Justice Center at (907) 786-1837 or bamyrstol@alaska.edu.

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University’s commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA’s statement of non-discrimination available at www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/nondiscrimination